Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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Certificate of Theological Studies 

Are you interested in studying theology in an academic setting but not seeking a graduate degree? Students come from all over the world to enter our certificate program and typically complete it within a year. The Concentration in Sacred Arts is available to CTS students. 

Special Student Status

Apply as a special student if you aren't interested in pursuing a degree or have not decided on a program. This is the perfect opportunity for students who have been away from academics and want to renew their skills or just want to take a class for personal enrichment. 

Dominican Novitiate Study Program

This year-long program of study is required of all members of the Western Dominican Province and its affiliates as part of the canonical novitiate year. The introductory courses provide novices with a basic foundation in the history and tradition of the Order of Preachers, the liturgy of the Catholic Church, ... This preparatory program is required of all friars who wish to enter other programs of study in either philosophy or theology at DSPT. All men who are applying to the Western Dominican Province must apply to this program once they have been accepted into the novitiate. Applicants will work with the Vocation Director of the Province and the Admissions Office of DSPT to complete the admission requirements.

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